Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x/5.x Active Setup ActiveX privileges management

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x/5.x (Web Browser). Affected is some unknown processing of the component Active Setup ActiveX. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-269. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The Microsoft Active Setup ActiveX component in Internet Explorer 4.x and 5.x allows a remote attacker to install software components without prompting the user by stating that the software s manufacturer is Microsoft.

The weakness was released 02/21/2000 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2000-0160. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID ?source_nessus_id.15336 (Vulnerability Details : CVE-2000-0160 ), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 999), X-Force (4035) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-4219). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 15334.





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.4

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2000-0160 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 999
X-Force: 4035
Vulnerability Center: 4219 - [MS00-042] Microsoft Internet Explorer Active Setup ActiveX Unnotified Component Installation, High

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Created: 06/23/2014 05:44 PM
Updated: 10/08/2020 09:19 AM
Changes: (1) source_nessus_name
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